NC assistant principal accused of assaulting student

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WINTERVILLE, N.C. — The assistant principal of a North Carolina high school is accused of grabbing a student from behind and pushing him into a wall.

The Greenville Daily Reflector reported that 44-year-old Greg MacDaid was charged with simple assault and has since been suspended with pay.

The incident allegedly happened in the hallway of South Central High School in Pitt County on the morning of Nov. 13.

MacDaid allegedly slammed a freshman into a glass wall and held him there by placing his elbow on the student’s neck.

The suspect was charged on Nov. 21 and appeared in court Friday. A clerk at the Pitt County Courthouse said the case has been continued until January.

School officials are not commending on a motive for the incident. The school said MacDaid has no previous disciplinary issues on file.

The suspect has been with Pitt County Schools for 22 years. He was named assistant principal at South Central in 2010 and had an annual salary of $62,143.

Source: The Greenville Daily Reflector

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